Israel’s Netanyahu government does not back down from controversial judicial regulation

According to the news of Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Levin and Rothman made a joint statement regarding the judicial regulation process, which caused intense discussions between the Benjamin Netanyahu government and the opposition.

It was noted in the statement that some proposals regarding the regulation were presented and studies were carried out, and it was evaluated that some proposals made the “judicial reform” inefficient.

Pointing to the discussions on the judicial regulation, the statement said, “After days of discussion, it can be said that we have reached consensus that does not detract from the fundamental points of reform and will provide a comprehensive consensus.” it was said.

“We will continue to advance judicial regulation as planned, and we will continue our attempts to reach comprehensive consensus, as we have done in recent months,” the statement said. expressions were used.

Netanyahu government’s controversial ‘judicial reform’

Israeli Minister of Justice Yariv Levin announced on January 5 that they were planning a law that would limit the powers of the Supreme Court and reduce the influence of the judiciary on the selection of judges.

The moves of the coalition government led by Netanyahu to transfer some of the powers of the judiciary to the Parliament caused tensions between the government and the Israeli judiciary, especially the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court, which acts as the highest judicial authority in the country, has the power to overturn the laws passed by the Assembly on the grounds that they are inconsistent with the “fundamental laws” accepted as the draft constitution.

The Netanyahu government stated in the judicial regulation it announced that it would deprive the Supreme Court of its authority to overturn the laws passed by the Assembly.

Israeli Chief Prosecutor, Gali Baharav-Miara, submitted his objections to the government’s judicial regulation in writing and shared that his concerns were focused on the deterioration of “separation of powers, independence of the judiciary and protection of individual rights”.

President Isaac Herzog has said that consensus on the government’s judicial regulation is “close”. Opposition leaders, however, said they were rejecting negotiations without halting the government’s legislative process on regulation.

Mass demonstrations have been held in the country every Saturday for 9 weeks against the judicial regulation and right-wing policies of the Netanyahu government.

Tens of thousands of Israelis are participating in the demonstrations, which are held in dozens of locations across the country, especially in Tel Aviv and in major cities such as Haifa, West Jerusalem, Birussebi and Netanya.

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